A hair-raising way to help the hospital

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It was a case of ‘hair today, gone tomorrow’ for a group of workers from a Sheffield restaurant - all in the name of charity.

Staff at the Nando’s restaurant, on West Street, took part in a charity day last Friday, and raised almost £1,000 for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.

Grace Jenkins, a 20-year-old cashier from Crookes, shaved her hair off for donations, and co-workers - including Michael Kontou, a 23-year-old griller, had various other body parts waxed.

“It looks a bit different,” student Grace smiled, after shedding her locks and raising over £600 on her own.

“I was a bit shocked when I looked in the mirror for the first time, but I didn’t cry, so it wasn’t too bad. At the end of the day, I knew it was for a good cause and I had so many sponsors already, so I didn’t want to let down all the people who had pledged money to charity.”

The event was part of a city-wide Nando’s appeal to raise cash for the Children’s Hospital. Earlier in the year, a raffle offering free meals for a year as a prize raised over £3,000, and the city’s other restaurants, including Valley Centertainment, are also raising cash.

“It’s good to be able to give something back,” Kontou said.

To sponsor Grace and the team, visit www.justgiving.com/Grace-Jenkins2.




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